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3rd&48ers 07-06-2013 06:51 PM

Controversy surrounds float in NC Fourth of July parade
 
HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Officials in a North Carolina town said they’ve received several complaints from people offended by a controversial Fourth of July parade float.
WTVD reported that the incident happened Thursday at the community’s annual July 4th parade in Hope Mills.
A picture snapped by a parade-goer shows a man on a tractor flying a confederate flag and pulling a wagon loaded with watermelons. A sign on the trailer read: “White History Month. Hug WTE PPL.”
Town officials told WTVD that farmer Donnie Spell applied for and received a parade permit.
However, officials said Spell told them he would be pulling an antique tractor with a sign that read: “Watermelons for sale” at a nearby bank parking lot.
When WTVD went to Spell’s home, his gate was locked. A neighbor said he didn’t think the man was trying to be vicious or funny.
But people that saw the float thought otherwise.
“This should be over, all that stuff should be over. I don’t understand why people are still living like this,” said Hope Mills resident Suzanne Singletary.
Town officials said they are considering making changes to the registration process so this does not happen again.
http://myfox8.com/2013/07/06/controv...f-july-parade/

Bowser 07-06-2013 06:52 PM

I surprised this happened in the Carolinas. /derp

Pasta Giant Meatball 07-06-2013 06:56 PM

Hey Reighters.....

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showt...274123&page=29

LoneWolf 07-06-2013 06:57 PM

Stupid is as stupid does.

CrazyPhuD 07-06-2013 07:03 PM

Did they have white Ninja's on the float?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7fxRcL0tKO...orm-shadow.jpg

listopencil 07-06-2013 07:25 PM

It appears to me that he may be offending his perceived customer base if he is trying to sell watermelons.

3rd&48ers 07-06-2013 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by listopencil (Post 9795697)
It appears to me that he may be offending his perceived customer base if he is trying to sell watermelons.

I love WATERMELONS... in fact I am eating one now..

Pasta Giant Meatball 07-06-2013 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R8ers (Post 9795700)
I love WATERMELONS... in fact I am eating one now..

Read your roast :evil:

listopencil 07-06-2013 07:30 PM

http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/images/wt...51_600x338.jpg


That's just bad marketing. He should have made a TV ad with black people in it. Like McDonald's does.

listopencil 07-06-2013 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R8ers (Post 9795700)
I love WATERMELONS... in fact I am eating one now..


I'm from Virginia. Watermelon and fried chicken at least once a week as a child. I also enjoy a cold grape soda, by the way.

listopencil 07-06-2013 07:35 PM

Here's a cleaner pic:

http://wncn.images.worldnow.com/images/22769392_BG3.jpg

listopencil 07-06-2013 07:35 PM

So, is it true that July is White History Month? Just wondering.

3rd&48ers 07-06-2013 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PGM (Post 9795704)
Read your roast :evil:

I can't find the damn thing... where is it?

Pasta Giant Meatball 07-06-2013 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by R8ers (Post 9795719)
I can't find the damn thing... where is it?

61. Reighters

Reighters is debt free and proud. Of course that is easier to achieve when you lived 5 years in a Big Rig at the local garbage dump. Seriously though, he's upgraded since then to a nice trailer and was even recently made Asst. Trailer Park Supervisor. A firm believer in "The way of the road", he doesn't have time to stop to take a leak, so he uses milk jugs. He can be seen firing his dirty old piss jugs out the window or even around the park when he gets home.

The road certainly has it's perils and it gets lonely sometimes. As a truck driver, sometimes his shipments come in handy though. After acquiring a "gift" from a local lot lizard named Big Bertha, that delivery of Valtrex was a lifesaver.

Pros: Makes a mean swish. Piss jugs are efficient. Bacon flavored condoms.

Cons: He's a Raider fan of course he is. Vinegar based BBQ. Garbage juice gives the shits.

Outlook: Piss jugs, lot lizards, and last place finish for the Faid oh my.
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3rd&48ers 07-06-2013 07:43 PM

I did have to take the Herpes meds Valtrex when I had the shingles a month or so ago


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